Lecturer in Archaeology/Ancient History

Sydney, Australia
25 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting Teaching and Research opportunity
  • Work with Leading Academics
  • Full-time, fixed-term, 3 years

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future. Our research is gaining global recognition and with six research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them.

Our growing Ancient History department is the largest in Australasia with teaching and research programs in the areas of Ancient Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Ancient Israel, Ancient Greece, Ancient China, Rome, Coptic Studies, Late Antiquity and Byzantium. We focus on the history, society, languages, religions, archaeology and material cultures of these civilizations, including papyrological and numismatic research. This position was made available by the secondment of a staff member to a fixed term role elsewhere in the university. The position itself will support and enhance our current research and teaching in archaeology and ancient history.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

About the Role

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Lecturer in archaeology/ancient history to be part of Department of Ancient History Academic Team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Deliver undergraduate and postgraduate units in archaeology and ancient history;
  • Be actively engaged in research;
  • Supervise HDR candidates studying in this field; and
  • Contribute to the administration of the Department, Faculty and University.

Selection Criteria To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate the below requirements in your CV and a 1-2 page cover letter:

  • PhD in a relevant field;
  • Demonstrated experience in quality research/scholarship, which may be evidenced by an internationally competitive publication record and success in attracting research support;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct lectures, tutorials, assessment and exam marking in the relevant discipline area and evidence of teaching quality at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • A record of contributing, or capacity to contribute, to administration in a University or professional setting and to interact within these settings;
  • A record of enhancing, or capacity to enhance, the University's reputation through engagement with relevant external stakeholders;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Preference may be given to a candidate with fieldwork experience.

Salary Package: from $99,879 - $118,174 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed-term for a period of three years.

Enquiries: Dr Ian Plant, Head of Department of Ancient History at ian.plant@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday 19th November 2017 at 11:55 pm.

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.